Oh dear Sean; by the time you've been given the run around you could have popped up to Orkney it only being 529.4 miles each way and 11H 10 mins via the A9; I'm sure it would be a lot quicker.
Just a thought though; is Orkney crab now from China?
Yesterday morning I received a letter from Virgin Media and expected it to be the usual special mobile phone offer; lo and behold it was to inform us our TV box is shortly to be obsolete and we need to upgrade to a brand new shiny TV V6 box it being smarter; faster and free. No problem at all just login and register; I did this then ran into a brick wall; please enter your mobile phone number; sure I would if I used a mobile phone as an alternative please enter your landline number which I tried a number of times but the wall remained; I could have phoned but at 70 I wondered if I would live long enough whilst awaiting to be contacted with the living all the while being blasted by loud music and a voice at times saying thank you for waiting and agent will soon be with you; you are only number 18 million in the queue?
I'm made of strong stuff though and have tackled bigger people than these so I opened up a chat line and it only took an hour to arrange for the new box to be delivered; in spite of this though I'm not complaining because Bron and I have enjoyed around 30 years of cable and its benefits firstly with NTL and now Virgin Media; they keep putting up the price of our bundle which I think is now around £54 per month but Bron watches TV whilst I'm a keyboard warrior and we have our landline which we very seldom use; compared to paying the council tax I believe in comparison the Virgin Media bill to be good value.
I did stress on the chat line to please keep it a secret I don't own a mobile phone otherwise I'll be wearing my shredder out and I've managed now being 70 without a mobile phone welded to my ear.
I do own a mobile phone bought years ago costing a fiver brand new and I don't even know how to accept incoming calls or texts and I don't care; I've sussed out how to phone Bron whilst I'm at Rufforth Auto Jumble the first Saturday of each month weather permitting just to let Bron know I'm on my way home; my mobile at most gets used for less than one minute per month.
I was just heading to the computer when I saw Laa Laa in his day glo jacket approaching our front door; it was the guy from Yorkshire Water wishing to read our meter? We pay on rateable value and don't bother with the meter in fact at the end of March we paid both the water a council tax bills in full to get them out of the way for another year; perhaps he was sent to see what kind of people actually pay the bill in full up front especially in Huddersfield?
Time I got off my backside and go Cleaver hunting again; I've never seen as many of these invasive weeds pop up before; we're being invaded by them and I've declared all out war on them ripping them out of the ground or hoeing them; they pull out very easily but then trying to let them go is much more difficult because of their clinging nature.
Enough rambling for now; wishing you all a wonderful day.
Kind regards, Colin.